Makalapua Cocktail

Makalapua Cocktail

From the Luana Bar at the Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui, Hawaii

Makalapua Cocktail | http://saltandwind.com It's hard to want anything aside from a classic Mai Tai when you're on Maui, we know. But then you'd be missing out on the super interesting drinks bein...
Skill
Course
Cuisine
Ingredients
9
Hands-On Time
5 minutes
Total Time
5 minutes
Yield
1 drink | 2 cups flower syrup
Servings
1
Season
Makalapua Cocktail | http://saltandwind.com
Skill
Beginner
Course
Drinks
Cuisine
American, Hawaiian
Ingredients
9
Hands-On Time
5 minutes
Total Time
5 minutes
Yield
1 drink | 2 cups flower syrup
Servings
1
Diet
Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Makalapua Cocktail | http://saltandwind.com

It's hard to want anything aside from a classic Mai Tai when you're on Maui, we know. But then you'd be missing out on the super interesting drinks being mixed up by talented mixologists like Aaron Alcala-Mosley of the Fairmont's Luana Bar. He first caught our attention with his twist on a classic daiquiri known as the Daiquiri Moderno but he kept our attention with this drink known as the Makalapua. The word makalapua means to blossom in Hawaiian which is a totally fitting name for a drink that's made with a rose and hibiscus syrup and finished with lavender! 

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups cold water
  • 1/2 cup hibiscus leaves or tea
  • 1/2 cup dried roses
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 3/4 ounce vodka
  • 3/4 ounce freshly-squeezed grapefruit juice

    plus a grapefruit twist for garnish

  • 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 ounce homemade Flower simple syrup
  • lavender bitters

Instructions

For the flower syrup: Combine the 2 1/4 cups and the dried flowers in a small pot, bring to a simmer over medium heat. Add the sugar and stir until it is fully dissolved. Remove from heat, and allow to cool (at least 30 minutes). Strain through a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth and set aside until ready to use. 

For the cocktail: Combine the voda, grapefruit, and lime juice in a cocktail shaker. Add ice to fill halfway, close, and shake. Strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a large grapefruit twist and 3 sprays of lavender bitters and serve. 

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